Association of Research Libraries
Professor of Computer and Information Sciences
Founder and Director, DO-IT Center
University of Washington
This session will address issues related to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities to digital scholarly content, or providing services or platforms for that content. The presentation will include a review of some of the latest research and talk about two challenges for accessibility and universal design in higher education: faculty incentives and institutional transparency. The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington (UW) is an exemplar in addressing these challenges. UW’s commitment to accessible technology is longstanding, predating even the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since 2006, UW has received National Science Foundation funding to build institutional capacity for Web accessibility and to expand opportunities for people with disabilities in computer science, and most recently, engineering.